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Can we now build and operate safe nuclear power plants in the US?

It's been 20-30 years since chernobyl and three mile island. Are we over the china syndrome?

Asked By: johnnydepp1118 - 5/12/2008
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Chernobyl was not built to any of the higher standards used in the rest of the world. It was a disaster waiting to happen... More
Answered By: oil field trash - 5/12/2008
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By using a standardized plant design. Then if something goes wrong with one plant, the fix is implemented on all the other plants. The French have been doing this for decades.
Answered By: Dave D - 5/12/2008
 
There are several different types of reactor which have proved very reliable and which are now used in many places. The PWR pressurised water reactor) is a proven design, I believe most of the French reactors are PWRs, all UK nuclear subs are PWR powered and so are the US fleets. It is possible for things to go wrong... More
Answered By: Atilla The Bun - 5/12/2008
 
Answer is yes. The US Navy operates more nuclear power plants than anybody and with a perfect safety record.
Answered By: tat - 5/12/2008
 
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